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11:00 AM on 04.12.2014

The World God Only Knows manga is ending soon

Sorry folks, but I'm about to make your Saturday a little miserable. We've known for a while that The World God Only Knows was due to end on its 26th volume, but we now have a date. We'll be saying goodbye to Keima, Elsie, Ha...

Chris Walden


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9:00 AM on 02.12.2013

Inuyasha manga returns for charity

As part of a special "Heroes Come Back" charity project by Shonen Sunday, Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha returned to the magazine with a one shot on February 6. A grand total of 34 pages, this new chapter of the hit series is on...

Elliot Gay

12:11 PM on 08.29.2012

Duel Masters Rev is your new children's card game manga

Confession time: I initially wrote up this story mainly to deride Duel Masters Rev as a very unappealing sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh!, because its character designs - shown above - were not nearly as wild as in the original. It's...

Josh Tolentino

12:00 PM on 07.03.2010

Long running manga reaching the end

Ever been to a funeral? Well soon you'll be attending one for three major manga titles that have reached their end. But it's okay! I promise that they'll die of old age and go peacefully, and you'll get a conclusion befo...

Crystal White

10:00 PM on 06.22.2010

Drink up! Bleach's Crunchyroll simulcast starts today

Guess what, cheapskates! You don't need to be moneyed royalty (as above) to watch Bleach anymore! No more buying endless volumes of DVDs of a show that, frankly speaking, need not be kept for posterity! Sure, you could have b...

Josh Tolentino



VIZ debuts Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend yesterday photo
VIZ debuts Yuu Watase's Arata: The Legend yesterday
by Josh Tolentino

Yup, yesterday, which means that the first volume of Arata: The Legend should be on store shelves right now. It's from Yuu Watase, also known as the lady behind Fushigi Yuugi and Ceres: Celestial Legend.

Just to get you pumped for your next bookstore run, here's a bit of background info on this newest entry to VIZ's Shounen Sunday imprint line:

In a world where humans and gods coexist, Arata is the unfortunate successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan--unfortunate because if he's not cross-dressing to hide his gender one minute, he's fleeing for his life the next! When Arata winds up in the modern world and switches places with a boy named Arata Hinohara, it's a wonder which Arata is actually better off...

In Volume 1, Hinohara is the spitting image of Arata, so he suddenly finds himself fighting people after his life! As he navigates through this foreign world filled with power-hungry warriors, who will come to his aid?

Alternate worlds, warriors, and cross-dressing. Something for everyone! Any takers?

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12:00 PM on 07.23.2009

Viz launches Shonen Sunday website, offers free chapters online

Remember how we told you Viz was launching a new Shonen Sunday imprint? Well, they've finally launched a site for it, and it's reminding me quite a bit of the IKKI site -- which is a good thing, in my mind.Not only do they ha...

Brad Rice